Jennifer Aniston was seen masking up alongside her Friends co-star and BFF Courteney Cox, as she urged fans to ‘do their part’ amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The actress, 51, took to her Instagram story to highlight the importance of wearing protective coverings as coronavirus cases are continuing to rise both in the US and the UK.
She re-posted a selfie she took with Courteney, where the pair can both be seen wearing matching tie-dye masks over their nose and mouth.
Imploring her followers to follow guidelines, Jen stressed: ‘This isn’t over yet… wear a mask and do your part.’
The picture had originally been posted by the Just Go With It star in July in a post she had shared hammering home just how serious Covid-19 can be.
It was shared alongside a picture of Jennifer and Courteney’s friend who had been hospitalised after contracting the virus.
At the time, Jen had told her followers: ‘This is our friend Kevin. Perfectly healthy, not one underlying health issue. This is Covid. This is real. We can’t be so naive to think we can outrun this…if we want this to end, and we do, right? The one step we can take is PLEASE #wearadamnmask.⠀
‘Just think about those who’ve already suffered through this horrible virus. Do it for your family. And most of all yourself. Covid affects all ages. PS this photo was taken in early April (he gave me permission to post!). Thank god he has almost recovered now. Thank you all for your prayers ??❤️.’
It came after she was seen hitting back at anti-maskers, who were refusing to wear masks and making it a political issue by claiming it was against their human rights.
‘I understand masks are inconvenient and uncomfortable. But don’t you feel that it’s worse that businesses are shutting down… jobs are being lost… health care workers are hitting absolute exhaustion. And so many lives have been taken by this virus because we aren’t doing enough? [sic],’ Jennifer said.
‘I really do believe in the basic goodness of people so I know we can all do this ? BUT still, there are many people in our country refusing to take the necessary steps to flatten the curve, and keep each other safe.’
Jennifer stressed that wearing masks shouldn’t be turned into a ‘debate’, as she called on those against doing so to ‘care about human life’.
She said: ‘People seem worried about their “rights being taken away” by being asked to wear a mask. This simple and effective recommendation is being politicized at the expense of peoples’ lives. And it really shouldn’t be a debate ??. If you care about human life, please… just #wearadamnmask ? and encourage those around you to do the same ❤️.’
Coronavirus cases are on the rise in both the UK and the US, after a new strain of the infection has been detected and is reported to be spreading at an accelerated rate.
So much so, that the British government has placed England into its third national lockdown within the last year to try and curb the spread of the new strain.
Credit: Original article published here.